More details on the upcoming ModernBiz technical training events


Below you will find more details on each of the sessions to identify which ones are most appropriate for your business. Attendees of these events will receive access to private Yammer groups with additional resources to help them learn more about the topics covered, as well advise attendees of any content updates which may impact the customer engagements they are basing on the original content.

 

Grow Efficiently, Part 1: Get the Most out of Your Technology.

In this course, you will learn to use the latest Microsoft server and cloud technologies to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. We will cover a range of technology areas, including server virtualization, modernizing legacy infrastructure, Active Directory Domain Services in hybrid environments, storage, and growing infrastructure with Microsoft Azure.

Exploring Hyper-V
In this module you will learn how to provision virtual machines, configure Hyper-V host settings, manage storage, manage virtual switches, perform initial configurations, and setup Hyper-V live migration.

Migrating Server Roles to Windows Server 2012 R2 
In this module you will learn how use the Windows Server Migration Tools (WSMT) to migrate critical server roles like DHCP services from a Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 or 2012 environment to Windows Server 2012 R2.

Migrating Legacy AD DS domains to Windows Server 2012 R2
In this module you will start with a domain running on Windows Server 2008 R2 using a Widows Server 2003 functional level at the domain and forest. You will the perform the necessary steps to migrate the domain to Windows Server 20121 R2 and decommission the legacy domain controller.

Provisioning Azure VMs
In this module you will learn how to provision, manage, monitor, image, and customize Azure virtual machines

Provisioning Storage Pools and Spaces
In this module you will work with Windows Server 2012 to create virtualized storage that can be used by applications. You will start of creating a storage pool, and then adding physical disks. Then you will create a mirrored storage space and provision a volume from the storage space that can be used by applications.

  • Melbourne: November 19
  • Brisbane: November 26
  • Sydney: November 28

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Grow Efficiently, Part 2: Adapt to Change.

This course provides training on how to use the latest Microsoft client, database, and cloud productivity technologies to deliver solutions that help SMBs grow and adapt to change—from expanding the infrastructure that powers their business applications, to adding new PCs, devices and apps that help employees do their best work. Topics include Windows 8.1 migrations for SMBs, deploying Office 365, and SQL Server 2014 planning and implementation, both on-premises and in Microsoft Azure.

Application Compatibility Remediation for Windows 8.1
In this module you will learn how to discover applications which are deployed to devices in your environment, determine if those applications pose compatibility problems Windows 8.1, and solve compatibility problems with ACT 6 by creating and deploying application SHIM's that fix compatibility issues.

Preparing for a Windows 8.1 Deployment with MDT 
In this module you will learn how to prepare Windows 8.1 deployment package using Microsoft Deployment Tools (MDT) 2013.

SQL Server 2014 Separation of Duty and in-Memory OLTP
In this module you will learn how to implement SQL Server 2014 separation of duty, analyze tables for SQL Server 2014 in-memory OLTP, and Implement in-memory OLTP.

Deploying a Database to Azure and Backing up to Azure
In this module you will work with Azure and your on-premises SQL Server 2014 VM's to Deploy a database from the on-premises SQL Server environment to Azure and Backup Databases from SQL Server Management Studio directly to Azure storage.

  • Melbourne: November 20
  • Sydney: November 25
  • Brisbane: November 27
  • Perth: December 9

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Safeguard your Business

Learn to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations protect their business data—whether on-site, in the cloud, or on mobile devices—and minimize the disruptions caused by unexpected events. This course covers Microsoft Azure Backup, Windows 8.1 security and management, improving security with Windows Server 2012 R2, and availability and recoverability solutions with Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server.

Setup Azure Backup
In this module you will setup and use Azure Backup to implement Azure Recovery Services for on-premises servers and VMs.

Using Group Policy to Secure Windows 8.1 
In this module you manage AppLocker, Windows Defender, and Windows Update settings for Windows 8.1 clients using Group Policy.

Creating a Security Policy with Security Configuration Wizard
This exercise walks you running the Security Configuration Wizard on Windows Server 2012 and applying the policy to other servers.

Hyper-V Replica
In this module you will learn how implement Hyper-V Replica Extended Replication on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Configuring SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn Availability Groups, introduced in SQL Server 2012 provide high availability for your application databases. Availability Groups allow you to failover a group of databases together and allow configuring multiple instances as replicas to which you can failover, thereby increasing redundancy and availability. The availability group involves a set of SQL Server instances, known as availability replicas. Each availability replica possesses a local copy of each of the databases in the availability group. Only one of these replicas acts as the primary replica at any point in time and maintains the primary copy of each database. The primary replica makes these databases, known as primary databases, available to users for read/write access. For each primary database, one or more availability replicas, known as secondary replicas, maintain a copy of the database and the database on a secondary replica is referred to as a secondary database.

  • Melbourne: January 12
  • Sydney: January 13
  • Brisbane: January 15

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Connect with Customers.

Get training on how to use the latest Microsoft technologies to deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations better understand and engage their customers. Topics include Microsoft Lync Online Service, SharePoint Collaboration Services, Office 365 business intelligence, and Power BI solutions for SMB scenarios.

One Drive Pro for Business and SharePoint Sync.
During this module you will setup OneDrive for Business and a SharePoint Team Site and synchronize it to your local machine.

SharePoint Collaboration Features
During this module you work with SharePoint sites Office 365 and see how to create, customize, manage, site content. You will also sign up for the Office 365 PowerBI trial and add verify it's available by publishing some PowerView Dashboards to the PowerBI site.

Creating a PowerPivot Model
In this module you will create a Power Pivot data model that imports data from an Access database, an external OData data feed, and an Excel workbook. You will then enhance the data model by defining a relationship, calculated columns and hierarchies. You will hide columns not required in the data model interface, and then you will define calculated fields and a KPI. Finally, you will produce a PivotTable report to monitor product SKU profitability

Enhancing PowerPivot Model and Creating a PowerView Report
In this module you will prepare the Power Pivot workbook created in Lab 01 for Power View reporting. This will involve defining reporting properties, and removing explicit measures. You will also configure the data model to access external images by URL.

 

  • Sydney: December 2
  • Brisbane: December 4
  • Perth: December 8
  • Adelaide: December 11
  • Melbourne: December 12

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Business Anywhere.

Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest Microsoft products and technologies, including Mobile Device Management with Intune, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Deploying Azure Virtual Networks and workloads, Azure Active Directory (AD) and DirSync, and Office 365 mail migrations.

Exploring Microsoft Intune
In this module you will learn how to provision virtual machines, configure Hyper-V host settings, manage storage, manage virtual switches, perform initial configurations, and setup Hyper-V live migration.

Windows Server 2012 RDS/VDI
In this module you will configure a secure remote experience for employees of Contoso, Inc. This experience begins by leveraging both RemoteApp and VDI to allow those users to work securely on remote applications from home computers. Next, you will grant those users access to corporate resources by enabling them to leverage DirectAccess. Finally, you will grant those users access to secure files via Dynamic Access Control by modifying properties of the user accounts.

Create and Azure Virtual Network, a Point to Site Connection, and deploy a Tenant DC 
In this module you will create and Azure Virtual Network, A point-to-site connection, and a DBaaS instance.

Azure Directory Synchronization
In this module you will configure directory synchronization to Azure AD from an on-premises domain controller.

  • Melbourne: March 9
  • Sydney: March 10
  • Brisbane: March 12

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